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Response to spike91nz (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 04:06 PM

12. Repubs WANT deficits. Repubs NEED deficits.

Their long term goal is to "shrink government to a size that can be drowned in a bathtub" and this means dismantling FDR's New Deal and LBJ's Great Society.

The Rethugs realize they can't eliminate popular programs like Social Security and Medicare by direct legislative assault, so they have to convince the public they are unaffordable and hard choices must be made.

And that requires Huge. Budget. Deficits.

It's a mistake to assume the Rethugs are too stupid to understand the effects of their own policies. It makes more sense when you consider that the effects are exactly what they intended.

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